Recording Academy, the handler of the Grammy Award, has announced that 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will now hold on Sunday, 14th March, 2021 because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recording Academy made the announcement on its social media handle @recordingacademy, stating that the postponement of the show was the right thing to do.

Their words: “After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021. The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do.

“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show.

“We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and, especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times”

The Grammy which was earlier scheduled for 31st January, 2021 would not hold on that day due to the spread of COVID-19.

Before it was postponed, the Recording Academy had earlier planned to hold the Grammy without audiences or nominated artists, but with only presenters and performing artists on-stage for the show.

Beyoncé has picked up nine nominations in the the Grammy Awards while Taylor Swift and two others have six nods each.

Burna Boy of Nigeria has also gotten a nomination in the world music category.

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